Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Word

Guess this is survey day....

USING ONLY ONE WORD! It's not as easy as you might think! Copy and change the answers to suit you and pass it on. It's really hard to only use one word answers. Be sure to tag (in Facebook) the person you received it from!

1. Where is your cell phone? BAG
2. Your significant other? OUT
3. Your hair? CURLY
4. Your mother? OREGON
5. Your father? WASHINGTON
6. Your favorite thing? J
7. Your dream last night? J
8. Your favorite drink? TEA
9. Your dream/goal? WRITING
10. What room you are in? OFFICE
11. Your hobby? CREATING
12. Your fear? LOSS
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? HAPPY
14. Where were you last night? HOME
16. Muffins? BISCUITS
17. Wish list item? EREADER
18. Where you grew up? ASHLAND
19. Last thing you did? DRIVE
20. What are you wearing? PJS
21. Your TV? OFF
22. Your pets? OUTSIDE
23. Friends? SAVIORS
24. Your life? ADVENTURE
25. Your mood? SLEEPY
26. Missing someone? ABSOLUTELY!
27. Car? SMALL
28. Something you're not wearing? WATCH
29. Your favorite store? POWELLS
30. Your favorite color? EARTH
31. Favorite vacation? THAILAND
32. Music? ALL
33. When is the last time you laughed? TODAY
34. Last time you cried? TODAY
35. Who will resend this? UNKNOWN
36. One place that I go to over and over? HOTTO MOTTO
37. One person who emails me regularly? HEATHER
38. Favorite place to eat? YOSHI
39. Why you participated in this survey? PAULA
40. What are you doing tonight? READING


One Year Ago on In My Words...Done Messing Around

Thursday, January 29, 2009

25 Random Things

This is actually from Facebook and since my blog feeds into my Facebook, I figured I would kill two birds with one stone....can't do the tagging here on Blogger but I will tag people from Facebook as soon as this posts and everyone else should feel free to post your own on your blog (even without tagging).

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you.

1. I could eat avocados every day.
2. I should have more self-confidence than I do.
3. I have never had a cavity.
4. I sweat the small stuff too much even though I advise all my friends and family not to.
5. I write things on my to do list that I have done just so I can cross them off.
6. When I was in 4th grade, I firmly believed that if I gave my cold away, it would leave me (sorry Lay).
7. I have straight teeth but when I was a kid, wanted to wear orthodontic headgear.
8. I have never been satisfied with my body, even when I had one that I could have been proud of.
9. I am a perfectionist and a procrastinator...they don't mix well.
10. I keep a lot of things to myself.
11. I played flute in Jr and Sr High.
12. I can still do the splits (right leg forward only).
13. I still own the three gifts I ever got from my biological father.
14. I strive so much to be perfect that I don't let people in where they might see that I am not.
15. I still lay in the sun even though I know it is bad for me.
16. I can actually sing but have a hard time making myself do it in front of any one but family.
17. I have never broken a bone.
18. I spend way too much time alone.
19. I love to write and take pictures and wish I had more time for both.
20. I have had grey hairs since I was 19.
21. My feet are one of my favorite parts of my body.
22. I do not like lima beans or liver (of any animal).
23. When I was a kid, I actually got sick of pizza, Life cereal, pancakes and ramen.
24. I still know the words to a song I sang in front of my church when I was in Jr High, and sing it to myself sometimes when I feel bad.
25. I remember the phone numbers and addresses of almost every place I have ever lived.


Two Years Ago on In My Words...Observations

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Incompetence, I Swear

Okay, my day has not started off right, that is for sure.

A few weeks back, I ordered a new power supply and battery for my HP laptop. I used a company online that I have used in the past and had no problems with. They send me both, quite promptly, and the battery is great. The power supply however is not compatible with my computer. The one on the net doesn't look like the one I have received, but the order form and the packing receipt say that I got the right one.

I CAN NOT for the life of me get them to confirm that they sent the wrong one. All they keep doing it sending me and email telling me that I have been confirmed for an RMA number. I have explained in 87 emails to them that I don't want to return it, I want to exchange it but I want them to confirm that the second time around I will get a different one than the one I have now!!!! Is that so hard???? I also don't think I should have to pay shipping to return an item that they sent that was wrong. That should be on them and I can't get them to confirm that they will refund me the shipping cost.

Now for the second one...I am a member of the Stephen King Library. They have started making these calendars each year that I don't like to get and don't use. I just refuse them at the post office so that they are sent back to them, and I have never had any problems with continuing to get my books from them. They usually send me the new releases in hardback right around the time that I see them on shelves at the store and they are always cheaper than I could get at the store. Well, this year, they send me the stupid calendar and it come via bulk mail (which takes forever).

BEFORE the calendar even gets here, I get the bill for it saying I am overdue (because there is a bill attached to the calendar itself). This kind of pisses me off. The overdue notice was sent via first class mail so it passed the calendar on its way here. So I throw away the overdue notice, and wait for the calendar. When it comes, I refuse it and it is sent back (probably bulk rate though). I get another notice from them and threats of collection agencies, so I get on email and send them a note saying that the calendar is on its way and outline why they shouldn't send a item via bulk mail and then a late notice when the item has not been received yet.

They write back that they have received the calendar, and will credit my account the late fees as well. All is good....but now we are in January and I saw the new Stephen King book on the shelves in December....I don't buy them because I know they are coming in the mail....well, it hasn't.

So I emailed them last week, and I get a response today that my order was cancelled!!! What a bunch of was my order cancelled? Jackasses....grrr.

Needless to say, my day started with sending emails to bone heads that don't know how to read an email and hopefully the whole mess will get sorted out soon.....sometimes long distance sucks!!!!


Three Years Ago on In My Words....Unrealistic

Monday, January 19, 2009

Futenma Shrine Visit

I updated my travelblog with my Hatsumode visit to the Futenma Shrine....some of you probably got an email from (if you are on my subscriber's list) and those that didn't can check out the link here if you want.

I might post some of the pictures in other places but I really wanted to get back to using my travelblog more and this visit gave me the perfect opportunity.


Two Years Ago on In My Words...New Pets so strange because I just bought new fish yesterday (the 19th of January).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Tea Is Your Friend

I love tea....grew up drinking my grandma's sweet Lipton tea my whole life...(didn't even know about soda until I was in jr high). I LOVE chai and green teas now, and was so happy when I found this awesome article touting some of the great benefits of drinking tea. Right now I am making a pot of green tea on this cool, clear blustery day and I thought I would share my newest discover in my Fitness magazine.

Apparently all colors of tea are made from the same leaves (just differently processed). This of course excludes teas made from specific things, like herbs, flowers, or spices.

White tea fights bacteria and viruses. "It is so potent that it can kill bacteria including strep and pheumonia and 80 percent of bacterial viruses in 10 minutes." Green tea may protect against breast cancer and Alzeheimer's. "It contains EGCG which may block subtle molecular changes that can lead to cancer." It can boost brain power because of that same EGCG It can also help you lose weight...EGCG is known to help boost your metabolism. Lastly black tea helps prevent heart disease and ovarian cancer.

So don't feel the least bit guilty the next time you drink a glass or cup of tea...even with it sweetened and light (yes, I do drink it English style at times), you are doing your body a favor!!!


Three Years Ago on In My Words...I Am A Dork

Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Year In Review

Continued this from two years ago....first sentence from each month's first post for all of last year.


Just wanted to wish everyone we know and that reads this a happy New Year!!!


I had never even heard of this, but if you read my fitness blog at all, you will know that on Friday night, I ended up at McDonald's (because the people I was with wanted to eat there).


I hate that iTunes is not intuitive if you need to move your music to another harddrive, file or spot on your computer...I should be able to point the whole damn program to the new folder and it should just say okay rather than making me point every single damn song to the new folder.....grrrr.


These stories are making me so sad....the three YouTube videos (one program) are somewhat sensationalized but that doesn't take away from the fact that there are serious problems in China right now and the fact that all eyes will be on them is not going to be easy for their government to deal with....seems though, that they are not choosing to deal with it in a good way...instead they decide to demolish homes and hope that all the the sad or poor people will just not be seen rather than trying to actually fix things.


Yesterday two of my friend's and I went to a little hole in the wall Japanese antique store.


It made me cry this morning to read this article....these idiots don't give a crap about any one in their country.


I just wanted to wish everyone that celebrates it a Happy Fourth of July.


Don't forget about the eclipse....especially if you are in a spot to see it.


J and I have decided to fix the deck and pond section of our backyard so that Chase can go outside without getting out of the yard.


It has been two days since we finished all aspects of Kitty Land...and Chase has spent the last two nights out there with no issues...she has even used the outdoor sandbox as planned....


I am almost done!!!


So I woke up this morning feeling bad about not getting enough exercise, and still having tons of things on my To Do list.

Well, that is it...a whole year of posting. Looks like I need to work on my first sentences...haha.


Two Years Ago on In My Words...I Got Lucky

Thursday, January 01, 2009

It's Over

Yesterday, I invited a few friends over for some soup. The weather the last few days has been cold (for here) and blustery so it was perfect soup weather.

Well in doing that, I had forgotten that I had 1/2 started to put away Christmas stuff and my dining room table was covered in ornaments and other Christmas decor. My tree was still up but I am one of those people that hates to do a 1/2 job...I either put it all away or none of it. Well, since it was taking up my dining room table, I had no option. I managed to get it all taken down, organized and put away before our friends arrived. I even extended the table so we could all sit at it...first time for that as well.

Anyhow, I was kind of glad to get the Christmas stuff out of the way and the guests were just a great excuse to get it done. I wanted to post a couple pictures of our tree from this year though since none of our family was able to see.

I guess I have no excuse now for not getting started on my year end...


Two Years Ago on In My Words...New Year Activities